Two brochures have been published on the website of the National Government with an explanation of the upcoming European regulations for drones. The documents in question are intended for professional operators who are now in possession of a ROC-light or ROC permit. Later there will be brochures with explanations for other target groups, including recreational drone pilots and model pilots.

For corporate drone flyers


the brochures explain the most important changes that European drone regulations bring for corporate drone flyers. For example, the three categories (Open, Specific and Certified) are explained, after which different topics that apply to these two target groups are explained.

In the case of the brochure for ROC-light operators, general explanations are first given about the Open category and the differences between subcategories A1, A2 and A3. The various Cx CE labels for drones are also covered. After that, the transitional arrangement will be considered and the different deadlines are appointed on which things change.

The brochure for ROC licensees addresses the various standard scenarios prepared from EASA, followed by an explanation of the SORA system in the case of other types of operations and the option to apply for a Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC). This brochure also addresses the C5 and C6 classes of drones.

Information need

With the brochures, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is responding to the growing demand for information on the European drone rules, which will take effect on 31 December 2020. Undoubtedly, many questions will arise as a result of the explanations in the brochures, especially when it comes to the practical aspects of training & examination, registration and the conversion of current certificates to the new EU drone licenses.

In total, the Ministry will publish six brochures for the following target groups: and